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Rod Stewart’s Autobiography Is Expected Next Fall
Rod Stewart has lived quite the rock ‘n’ roll life, fronting two revered bands, compiling a long list of solo hits and walking down the aisle more than once (usually with a model). That said, he has more than enough material to fill an autobiography, and Stewart is in fact working on one that’s due in stores next fall from Crown Archetype, a division of Random House.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Beatles’ Widows Attend Premiere of New George Harrison Documentary
Ex-Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr attended the U.K. premiere of the documentary ‘George Harrison: Living in the Material World’ in London on October 2, as did the widows of their late band mates Harrison (Olivia Harrison) and John Lennon (Yoko Ono). Their presence sent a loud and clear message about their love and respect for the so-called quiet member of the Fab Four. Other music notables
Sting Celebrates 60th Birthday with Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and More at New York Concert [VIDEO]
Late last month, Sting joined Lady Gaga onstage in Las Vegas during her iHeartRadio Music Festival set. On Saturday, Gaga returned the favor, dropping by New York’s Beacon Theatre for a show that marked Sting’s 60th birthday and his 25 years as a solo artist. But Gaga wasn’t the only star who showed some love for Sting: Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Black Eyed Peas main man Will
Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson Team Up Onstage at Beverly Hills Event [VIDEOS]
Music City merged with Motown on Sept. 19 when country/pop star Carrie Underwood performed alongside R&B’s Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson during the Society of Singers‘ annual Ella Award ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA.
Jermaine Jackson Defends Brother Michael Jackson in New Book
Michael Jackson had millions of fans and supporters during his lifetime, but arguably the most ardent and vocal defender of the superstar since his death in 2009 has been older sibling Jermaine Jackson. He continues to uphold the late King of Pop’s legacy and paint a favorable picture of him, both verbally and in his recently released book, ‘You Are Not Alone, Michael: Through a Brother’s Eyes.’ R
Lady Gaga and Sting Team Up for Killer Versions of ‘King of Pain’ and ‘Stand By Me’ [VIDEOS]
Singing the Ben E. King hit ‘Stand by Me’ together is nothing new for Lady Gaga and Sting. But at last weekend’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, they took their onstage collaboration to the next level by also performing a version of The Police‘s ‘King of Pain.’
Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band’s Future Up for Debate
As both Tony’s right-hand man in ‘The Sopranos’ and Bruce Springsteen‘s main confidant (and guitarist) in the E Street Band, Steven Van Zandt has spent the bulk of his career speaking very carefully to others about business at hand. So when Van Zandt says there will be a meeting soon with “the boss” about the group’s future without late saxophonist Clarence Clemons, you know it’s going to happen.
Cee Lo Green Nabs Starring Role in Remake of ‘Sparkle’
Singer Cee Lo Green has racked up a nice range of TV credits, from voice work in the short-lived animated series ‘The Boondocks,’ playing himself in a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch and, of course, serving as a coach on ‘The Voice.’ His list of big-screen achievements isn’t quite as long, but Green has just added a noteworthy one: a role in a remake of the 1976 film ‘Sparkle.’
R.E.M. Announces Breakup, Says ‘The Time Just Feels Right’
After more than 30 years together, during which time they rose from critical alternative-rock favorites to international pop superstars and eventually Rock and Roll Hall of Fame status, R.E.M. announced Wednesday they have “called it a day as a band.”
‘American Idol’ Alum James Durbin Inks Deal with Wind-up Records
Finishing fourth on ‘American Idol’ isn’t necessarily detrimental to a music career, especially for singers whose registers are best suited for rock. Things have turned out just fine for Chris Daughtry, season five’s fourth-place finalist. And so far, the likelihood for sustained success is looking good for the season 10 equivalent, James Durbin, who recently signed a contract with Wind-up Records